This section is from the book "Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge And Useful Infomation", by David Bepler. Also available from Amazon: Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge and Useful Information.
A game is never won until its ended.
A fair exchange is no robbery.
A burnt child avoids the fire.
A shoemaker should stick to his last.
A bad oath is better broken than kept.
A stitch in time saves nine.
A short horse is soon curried.
A rolling stone gathers no moss.
A setting hen never grows fat.
A miss is as good as a mile.
A bird in hand is worth two in the bush.
A smooth sea never makes skilled mariners.
A rotten apple infects its companions.
A guilty conscience needs no accuser.
A drowning man catches at straws.
A new broom sweeps clean.
A fool for luck.
A penny saved is as good as a penny earned.
A dead Injun is a good Injun.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
A barking dog seldom bites.
A friend in need is a friend indeed.
A stream cannot rise higher than its fountain.
A quiet tongue makes a wise head.
An idle brain is the devil's workshop.
An honest man is the noble it work of God.
An honest confession is good for the soul.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
All is fish that comes to my net.
All is not gold that glitters.
All is well that ends well.
All is fair in love or war.
As many opinions as people.
As the cock crows the young one learns.
As the twig is bent the tree's inclined.
As you raise them so you have them (children).
As well be out of the world as out of the fashion.
Artists are born, not made.
Accidents will happen in the best of families.
Accidents are the result of carelessness.
Always kick the dog that's under.
An old fox is not easily caught.
A cheerful spirit sweetens toil.
Better wear out than rust out.
Better let well enough alone.
Better late than never.
Better the day, better the deed.
Better do it than wish it done.
Better have two cooks than one doctor.
Better be at the end of a feast than at the beginning of a fray.
Better to have the goodwill, even of a dog.
Better to have two strings for one bow.
Better still to have two beaux.
Be sure of a new friend before cutting an old one.
Be sure you are right, then go ahead.
Be sure your sin will find you out.
Be just, before you are generous.
Begin on the best and you'll always have the best.
Bygones have no right to be heard.
Blessings brighten as they take their flight.
Birds of a feather flock together.
Biters are sometimes bitten.
Be sure to know what you are talking about.
Beauty is only skin deep.
Beauty in a blossom.
Beauty unadorned, adorned the most.
Brevity is the soul of wit.
Birth is much, breeding more.
Brag is a good dog, holdfast a better.
Borrowed garments never fit well.
Bought wit is the best wit.
Bricks don't make a home nor binding a book.
Circumstances alter cases.
Creaking ships run a long while.
Competition is the life of trade.
Corporations have no souls.
Curses like chickens go home to roost.
Charity should begin at home.
Coming events cast their shadows before.
Confessing a fault half amends it.
Convince a man against his will, and he's of the same opinion 3till.
Can't get blood out of a turnip.
Cut your coat according to your cloth.
Charity covers a multitude of sins.
Discontent is a charming lap-dog.
Desperate diseases require desperate remedies.
Dropping water wears the rock.
Domestic infelicity is a thorn in the flesh.
Death loves a shining mark.
Dreams go by contraries.
Don't meet trouble half way.
Don't cook a hare before you catch it.
Don't throw money into a hopper.
Every stream findeth its own channel.
Every man is his own doctor.
Every man is supposed to know his own business best.
Every trade has its tricks.
Every dog has his day.
Hunger is good sauce.
He laughs best who laughs last.
Harder the storm the sooner over.
It is hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
It is easy to advise other folks.
It is a long lane that has no turning.
It takes all sorts of people to make a world.
It never rains but it pours.
It is truth that cuts.
It is an ill wind that Mows nobody good.
It is bad luck to turn back.
It is good luck to turn back once.
It is a poor rule that wont work both ways.
It is easy to make straw men.
It is well to have the courage of one's convictions,
It takes two to make a bargain.
Jack of all trades, master of none.
Know which side your bread is buttered.
Least said soonest mended.
Learn to run yourself and be content.
Lazy folks take most pains.
Lose your due, get no thanks.
Live and learn.
Live and let live.
Let not zeal outrun discretion.
Let the devil have his due.
Little cares bring heavy griefs.
Little leaks sink great ships.
Little pitchers have big ears.
Little boats should keep near shore.
Little folks should be seen and not heard.
Listeners hear no good.